The Cycle Of Taking Oral Combination Pills?
The pills are taken on the fifth day of the menstrual cycle, then take the pill for up to 28 days (the last 7 days are placebo) after that how is the next cycle?
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Based on the type, birth control pills consist of two choices of pill dosages, some are 21 days or 28 days. The difference is in the dose, in the 21-day pill, all pills contain hormones, while in the 28-pill package consists of 21 pills containing hormones and 7 pills containing placebo or empty pills that do not have hormone content in them.
The most widely chosen by women in general is the 28 day package, because there is no need to remember when the pill should be taken after 7 days of not taking the pill, so as to minimize forgetfulness of taking medicine. In the pill that you choose which is 28 pills for 28 days, then you just have to take it every day without having to stop. Because on the 28 day pill you can continue taking the empty pill for 7 days where if you take the empty pill then you will get your period as usual.
Take your birth control pills with water, which can be consumed before or after meals. Each package is usually marked with the name of the days of the week, taking your first tablet starting from the first day you start drinking so that you are not confused. Continue the next day according to the arrow instructions on the blister pill. When you go through the weeks without birth control pills, the hormones in your body can return to normal and trigger the uterus to shed its layers so that menstruation occurs. Thus our explanation, hopefully answer your question.